FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 OCTOBER – 12 NOVEMBER 2011
Reception Saturday 8 October 6:00 to 8:00 PM
MARC FOXX is pleased to present our third solo exhibition with London-based painter William Daniels.
Daniel’s beings his process by constructing very quick, intimately scaled, non-representational forms, which he then photographs. The artist complicates this in an extraordinary way by making these crude models from aluminum foil using reflected color, the result being an illusory and refracted space that becomes solidified through the process of painting.
Daniels’ paintings utilize real forms and entice the viewer into examining their depth and investigating the complex area where space begins and ends. The works question what is natural and what is man-made, what is recognizable and what is only reflection, what is stable and what is disposable. The fluid space of the paintings also allows them to exist as both light and space as well as crumpled and molded foil.
His repetition of structural themes such as the arch, allow him to travel within a common motif and extract variance in that motif. The detailed creases, folds and planes within the paintings seem to anticipate the brushstroke. The paintings explain light and space and allow the works to become a journey to create the enduring out of the ephemeral.
Daniels recent exhibition include Transparent Things at the Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; Big Minis at the CAPC Bordeaux; Pure, Personal or Abstract at the GAM Contemporary City Museum in Turn; Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg and The Saatchi Gallery, London; Twenty-Five, Luhring Augustine, New York; At Home, curated by Mario Testino, Yvon Lambert, New York; Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London. His recent solo exhibition include Luhring Augustine, New York and Vilma Gold, London. Daniels has recently been included in the recently released “Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting.